Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Taking pictures at night seems to be next to impossible for me as I do not have a proper tripod for my camera, however I just had to try one more time.
It was a lovely, clear, evening and we had a perfect view of the eclipse from our terrace. I don't usually stay up that late as our days start early, but didn't want to miss this one. The last time there was a total eclipse of the moon on the winter solstice was in 1638, 372 years ago. The next one matching the date of the solstice will be December 21, 2094, and I certainly won't be around for that one.
So, I'm tired, the pictures of the moon are fuzzy, but it was awe inspiring and I'm glad I stayed up to watch. Now I think I might go back to bed for a bit of a siesta.